Motivated by my own debilitating & lonely experience with PMDD, I’m on a mission in my clinical practice to support other PMDD peeps to regain power over menstrual mood cycles, get off the emotional rollercoasters and balance body & mind naturally so they can feel calm, confident and empowered in themselves, in relationships, work and Life.
I am a firm believer body-mind medicine, meaning that balancing your body’s biochemistry has a powerful positive impact on mental and emotional wellbeing. One of the keys to holistic health is learning how to seamlessly incorporate healthy eating, self-care and good lifestyle choices into our daily routines, so that it feels easy, natural and joyful.
It was herbal medicine that helped me regulate my very erratic periods so I could finally connect the dots between my menstrual cycle and those dark, depressive moods I’d been experiencing periodically. That was way back while I was studying naturopathy over 20 years ago. Thus began my long journey into managing PMDD naturally – bringing together many holistic disciplines that have helped me understand my menstrual cycle, mental health, biochemistry and psychological conditioning and how they all come together to lead me through my PMDD healing journey.
In my free time I love simply hanging out with my husband & kids, friends & family, communing with the koalas on bushwalks, trying to do yoga despite a cranky knee, and exploring the beautiful hills, landscapes, beaches and wineries (shhh!) of our new home, Adelaide. I’ve enjoyed many adventures, having lived and worked in several countries including Thailand, Germany, Portugal, the UK and Tanzania. I’m now revelling in a peaceful life in South Australia, such a stunning part of the world, feeling very blessed and grateful every day.
Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Arts, Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
Diploma of Nutrition, Diploma of Remedial Massage
Metabolic Balance Practitioner, Wellness Coach,
Accredited Fellow of the ATMS, Professional Member IAPMD
Naturopathy is a traditional system of natural medicine that considers the whole person – physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually – rather than simply offering a remedy for a symptom. Naturopathic medicine addresses the underlying drivers of ill health as well as the symptoms, to design an individualised treatment plan, ensuring you get the results you deserve. I use gentle & proven effective modalities, such as nutrition and herbal medicine, for lasting health. I work in partnership with you, and if required, your medical doctor/s or other health practitioners, to form a team all working towards a common goal.
During your first consultation, we will discuss your current health concerns, previous medical history, relevant family history, dietary assessment, lifestyle influences, any medications you are currently taking and pathology interpretation. We may also perform non-invasive physical examinations such a blood pressure, height/weight measurements, hair/skin/nail/tongue analysis and/or iridology.
The initial consultation will take 60-90 minutes.
I take my time to assess your case further after your consultation, so that you receive a holistic analysis of your current state of health & wellbeing, and a completely personalised treatment plan tailored to you and your lifestyle that we agree on together.
Simply: feel better!
“Heidi helped me gain a whole new perspective over the way I balance my diet and the types of food I eat. Although I was sceptical at first particularly in being able to cut down carbohydrates 😂 - I experienced great results and lost 10 kgs which I have not put back on after over a year!”FionaUK
“Heidi is great at telling me and my brother what’s healthy and what’s not. She gives us supplements so we can stay happy and healthy. She also tells us what’s right and what’s wrong to do too.”Zara (9)Adelaide
“Heidi really took the time to talk to my 7yo daughter, to understand all her symptoms. She was very kind, gentle, patient and empathic which helped my daughter to feel comfortable to discuss it all. I was really impressed with the holistic view Heidi took of my daughter's health, tracing connections between her presenting issue and other niggling problems. Heidi then provided us with a really comprehensive plan, involving a new kid-friendly healthy diet and some special lotions that Heidi made up for us herself using natural locally-sourced ingredients. She helped us to find recipes we could actually use day to day and this helped us to follow her advice. My daughter felt very motivated as she really trusted Heidi to help her. Within a month my daughter's symptoms had gone, and she was feeling much better overall. Heidi's advice has helped us to be more aware of the kinds of diet and lifestyle choices we can make to keep our whole family healthier”Emma, UK
“Heidi is a very knowledgeable and reliable Naturopath. She has helped me with various health issues including Hashimoto disease and is someone I seek for advice for a natural approach to my health and well-being.”SusieBrisbane
“I was surprised at how quickly Metabolic Balance shifted my long-standing hormonal imbalance. Within two cycles I was finding my 10-14 days of PMDD had become 1-2 days of mild irritability, the insomnia drastically improved and my period even became lighter and less painful. My cycle is no longer ruling my life”Tessa, Victoria
“I discovered Heidi through listening to a PMDD podcast interview. I was frustrated with Doctors offering medication to mask the symptoms of this misunderstood disorder. I was seeking a more natural plan and approach to manage this. Heidi has provided clarity and understanding surrounding my diagnosis of PMDD, as a sufferer herself – I have found confidence in taking her advice.”Emma I, South Australia
“Heidi is my 'go to' for women's health and wellbeing, as well as nutritional advice for my kids, addressing gut support, anxiety and sleep issues. I have 100% confidence that she has our health and wellbeing at the core of all her advice.”Emma C, Sydney
“Heidi and I are working on natural ways to complement medication to control major cyclic depression. I have great confidence and hope in the support I’m being offered Heidi has great personal strengths, lived experiences as well as genuine empathy in her clients’ situations and needs.”Carmen, Sydney